Gavin Esterhuizen | Head of Junior and Senior School
Nova Pioneer Ormonde

Gavin Esterhuizen, Head of Junior and Senior School, Nova Pioneer Ormonde

Over the course of the past 23 years, Gavin has undergone a varied and multifaceted educational journey. He has been a part of government schools and independent schools in both South Africa and in the United Kingdom. This exposure to different education systems, as well as being a part of highly successful monastic and co-ed schools, has given him a wonderfully broad base of knowledge in education.  His last fourteen years have included senior leadership experience in these innovative and diverse environments.He is currently the Founding Head of School of both the Junior School and Senior School at Nova Pioneer Ormonde, the first schools in the Nova Pioneer Network.Transformation has been at the forefront of his recruitment strategy since starting the school and he is particularly proud of the wonderfully diverse student body and teaching staff at the school.  Gavin has focused on hiring teachers based on mind-set and then providing ongoing teacher development and daily Instructional Coaching to ensure competency in the classroom.Gavin has an Honours Degree in Educational Management and Leadership from the University of Johannesburg and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of London.


VIP Conference Day 1 @ 11:20

Sourcing, training and maintaining the right staff for your school

  • Focused, targeted recruitment – how to get it right
  • Up skilling as the key to retention: directed, flexible courses to keep your teachers learning
  • Succession planning for the head of the school
  • Maintaining your own teacher ‘pipeline’
last published: 18/Sep/18 12:28 GMT

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